What We Love
- The unique, visually stunning treehouses, each designed by a different architect
- Doorstep proximity to nature, wildlife and outdoor activities (see also What to do section)
- Spectacular views of surrounding Lapland scenery from the tree rooms
- A traditional Swedish sauna, also built among the trees
- Meals feature fresh, local ingredients
What To Know
- The setting is remote — the nearest airport is in Lulea, more than 60 miles away
- The treehouses are a five-minute walk through woods from the main guesthouse
- The tree rooms have a toilet and a wash basin; showering is done in the guesthouse
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Tree Hotel in Harads, you’ll be on a river and convenient to Edefors Church.
Make yourself at home in one of the 6 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have bathrobes and hair dryers. Conveniences include separate sitting areas and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a spa tub, a sauna, and bicycles to rent. This tree house also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the tree house’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Harads? This tree house has 43 square feet (4 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Spoiler Alert. The staff were wonderful. Friendly and helpful once we got there (less good at responding to emails while we were planning the trip). And there is no denying that the Treehotel environment - beyond the Lodge building (a former old people's home with an interior decor to match) - is magical. The architect-designed accommodation units in the nearby forest are visually striking. But, although the Mirrorcube where we stayed was arresting to look at, the interior was cramped, basic and cold, to be honest. The bed platform is up against the exterior glass wall and one person has to climb over the other to get into bed. To stay warm we were obliged to lift the mattress into the centre of the small space to sleep. Verdict? Certainly the stay was worth it for the visual treat. But at Euros 600 a night we felt seriously overcharged. Other gripes. The set menu for dinner is some Euros 80. Pricey. And we booked a dog sled ride but the guy did not turn up.on time having concentrated on his higher-paying morning clients. Disappointing.
My dream came true. I got to stay in TreeHotel! But with this exclusive place you have expectations and they are unfortunately not full filled. For the price of $500-1500 per night you expect top class service. This cute couple just by accident started this cool hotel and you notice that on everything. The houses are spectacular and made by Scandinavias top architects. Some is better exterior than interior but I will come to that later.
Here are bits that are missing, it is all small details but if you pay this price you expect this small details:
When you arrive there is no one there to greet you. There is no room service, you have to walk the 10-15 min walk to the restaurant. The towels and linens are cheap and doesn’t give you the luxury feeling.
The jacuzzi is a plastic cheap jacuzzi and there are no really changing rooms in the building where you have the saunas and jacuzzi.
Saunas are nice.
If you use those facilities, no one really clean up after. So the ones that come after, will not have the clean feeling. If your room doesn’t have a key, they give you a small plastic card that looks like it is made by a child. You just wonder why..
No one follows you to your room either. You get a small introduction from a bad looking plastic binder. So many small details that shouldn’t be there in this price range.
The best asset they have is the chef Sebastian. He is great and makes really good traditional food in a modern way from the local meat and veggies. The food is top!!! But the staff in the restaurant probably don’t have any education in waiting tables nor any education in food and wine. That brings us to the wine list. Exclusive places should have great wines on their list. But here is an other failure.
Breakfast is good, but not spectacular. Didn’t try to order from the kitchen, that is maybe available.
The ufo and bird nest is for families with fit parents. You have a latter to climb up in and therefore not possible to bring more than essentials. Only toilet in those two and no really windows. So most fun for kids.
If you are a couple you can choose between The Cabin, The blue cone and mirrorcube. The cabin is my favorite. You have a terrace and a stunning view. Most accessible is the blue cone also with a stunning view. Mirrorcube is superb exterior but not as fun interior. All these also just have a toilet.
Then you can go for the two bigger ones, the Dragonfly or The 7th room. Both have shower and toilet and beds for 4-5 persons. I would choose the Dragonfly due to the amazing view. The 7th room are the most posh, but it is not hanging in the trees (60tons) and is by a high voltage street. It feels just like a house on poles.
Dragonfly is connected to the trees and one bedroom has the most beautiful view you can imagine.
So, go for one night and eat a great dinner from Sebastian. Go for a cool activity as well, but staying there for longer time....hmmm...then it is not as convenient. All small details as an exclusive place should have are not there.
In the same building as the restaurant it is a hostel (Brittas pensionat) as well, so for only $100 per night you could have it more comfy and just have a look at the amazing creatures!
But it is absolutely worth visiting!!
If the price would have been half, the stars would have been more. But for me is all about the expectations and the value of the money.
We stayed 1 night in The Cabin, certainly the most comfortable treehouse we have ever been in (warm, plenty of space, minibar, tea/coffee facilities and it does have a toilet). The view was spectacular. The staff were all really friendly and very helpful. The dinner was delicious.
We stayed in The Mirrorcube for two nights in January. What an amazing experience. Fantastic room, incredible food and wonderful customer service from the hotel staff.
We did the northern lights trip with Michael and saw an amazing display. We were supposed to go ice fishing but it was too cold (-32C) so the hotel arranged for Michael to take us on a Moose safari, during which we saw a number of Moose and Reindeer. Husky sledging followed which was an amazing experience.
We couldn’t fault the trip and didn’t want to leave!
It’s like coming home with nick nacks on the way and wisdom quotes hanging on tapestries yet you get a beautifully decorated individual lunch room and the food is completely adapted to you without a hassle. The moose meat melts in your mouth and the gluten free bread is delicious. Lactose free milk is the only thing they serve! It’s an allergic persons paradise in the middle of nature with a great chef, great staff and amazing out of this world bedrooms